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Things that go ‘boo’ in the night!

Gadgets January 21, 2005 posted by

Ouch… brrrr…

The Talking Key Chain Thermometer. Sometimes it’s important to know why your toes have suddenly gone numb. $7.95.  Know the temperature at the push of a button. Simply attach the key chain to your keys, jacket zipper or any convient location, and then simply press the button and the temperature is announced in degrees Fahrenheit. Uses one button cell battery.


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Gadgets January 20, 2005 posted by

Commodore redux.

The Commodore 64 DTV. £24.99. Harrumph! Back in the day, you went out and bought a Commodore computer and it looked like a real computer. A man’s computer. Not one of these sissy joystick wallahs! Bah humbug!  The Commodore 64 (also known as C64) has unparalleled heritage as a groundbreaking games and home-use personal computer. Since it’s launch in 1982, the C64’s role in the evolution of the modern games industry was incredibly powerful and the echoes of its influence…


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Gadgets January 20, 2005 posted by

Moon shadow.

The YES World Watch. $299.00. Dis timepiece got rhythm, man!  This innovative watch keeps track of times for sunrise and sunset, exact lunar phase, 2400 hour military time and digital time for 500 cities worldwide while keeping time for 3 time zones simultaneously. Rotating bezel can adjust to sidereal time, used for equinox day/night comparison or to track personal daily rhythms. Sunrise and regular alarm; stopwatch with lap time; backlit dial; water resistant to 300 feet; and crafted in solid stainless steel.


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Gadgets January 19, 2005 posted by

The media master.

  The iRiver Dicple [Korean] An electronic dictionary, MP3 player, FM radio, voice recording, e-book reader, text to speech, calendar/organiser with SD/MMC slot support and a 4.5” mono LCD? Which runs on 2 AAA batteries? Gollygosh…


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Gadgets January 19, 2005 posted by

Control freek!

It’s not the gadget that fascinates here, it’s the price. A digital wristwatch, calculator and remote controller for TV/VCR/DVD at $9.99? Yowsers!  This amazing digital watch provides an array of valuable services and functions. It is an 8-digit calculator, a handy stopwatch, an alarm clock, and also a remote control. Simply program the watch to the device and instantly control the TV, VCR or DVD. Plus it keeps very accurate time.


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Gadgets January 19, 2005 posted by

Weather vain.

The Cordless Phone Weather Station. Don’t just talk, converge. Check the temp while discussing hot stocks, watch the barometer drop as you chat to your mother-in-law. $199.95.  With a sophisticated barometric forecasting station, a dual alarm clock, and 2.4 GHz cordless technology that accommodates up to three additional handsets, this is one of the most complete home or office phone systems available. A remote wireless sensor (included, plus you can add up to two more) detects weather outdoors. Indoor and…


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Gadgets January 19, 2005 posted by

Travel meister.

The Travel Machine. Who needs a PC to do route planning? Also known as the ‘Fight Stopping’ Marriage Saver. £29.95.  TravelMachine has been programmed with an astonishingly comprehensive knowledge of Great Britain and Ireland´s road networks. Preferred routes from A to B can be found in seconds TravelMachine will instantly give you a step-by-step route plan, from a concise overview to more magnified detail including motorway junctions, road names, roundabout exits and ferry links, and will even suggest alternative routes…


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Gadgets January 18, 2005 posted by

Get a life!

The Digilife DDV-S670. $250.00 gets you a 600 in 1…6 in 1 cigarette case sized thingy. What’s it got? Er…a lot. Think 3.2 megapixel, MPEG4 VGA vidcam with SD/MMC slot, 8x digital zoom, with 2 inch 300K pixel high res, 270 degree swivel LCD viewer, LED flash, microphone, and a tiny self portrait mirror to help you get the picture. Got the picture?  A 6-in-1 featured digital still camera, digital video camcorder, PC camera, MP3, voice recorder and USB mass…


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Gadgets January 18, 2005 posted by

Rabbit.

The glow in the dark Talk To Me Pet Tag. $14.99. “Hi, my name is Rover. See these teeth? Prepare to die.”  Record your own personal message on the Talk-To-Me Pet Tag. You can easily deliver up to 20 seconds of information, such as your home address or phone number, your dog’s shot records and allergies, or your vacation information. Since the unit is re-recordable, you can change the Talk-To-Me Pet Tag’s information at any time.>


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Gadgets January 18, 2005 posted by

Blow hard.

Rechargeable Air Pump. The Ferret is so, like, fed up with puffin’ and blowin’ to inflate his bouncy castle that this is like a breath of fresh…ahem…air. A truly portable air pump that works? With a gauge? Bring it on. £17.99.  Need to blow up a car, motorbike or bike tyre or a ball quickly? This Rechargeable Air Pump does it with no effort at all. It comes with five valve adaptors, an integrated pressure display, safety catch for safe…


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Gadgets January 18, 2005 posted by

Sheer can.

The Sheer Kitchen (warning – very Flash). Italian, stylish and perhaps not so practical?  The Sheer Kitchen is a revolutionary monobloc/compact unit: a circular penninsular made up of two half spheres (148cm in diameter) which can be opened and closed, creating a double configuration. Fully equipped, when open, it ensures an efficient cooking performance. When closed, it’s transformed into a refined furnishing element – almost a sculpture.


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Gadgets January 17, 2005 posted by

Watch with mother.

The wireless BlueWatch Kit. With night vision. £159.99. This is exactly the kind of all-in-one, simple to understand and aggressively priced home CCTV kit that is just about to swamp the world with security cameras. Coming to an Orwellian driveway near you real soon now!  The Wireless BlueWatch Kit incorporates a colour video camera (with infra red night vision!), a highly sensitive microphone, and a wireless portable receiver with a 2.5″ TFT Screen! And at a superb low price. BlueWatch’s camera wirelessly transmits crisp…


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Gadgets January 14, 2005 posted by

The joy of flight.

The Saitek X52 Flight Control System. Around $129.95. Not so much a joystick, more a way of life. And look ma, pretty LCD screens an’ buttons an’ sliders an’ all kinds of whizzo things. Review here.  * Advanced programming provided by Saitek Smart Technology (SST) software * Enhanced gameplay through intuitive Multi-Function display (MFD) * Illuminated buttons and MFD – ideal for low light environments * Rubber grips and ergonomic design for increased comfort and fatigue-free gaming * Part metal…


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Gadgets January 14, 2005 posted by

Treat & Train.

The Treat & Train professional obedience system. $169.95. Perfect for obstinate partners too? “Fancy doing the washing up dear?”“No!” *ding* *rattle*. “Now that’s better, isn’t it? Good boy!”   Fill Treat & Train with your dog’s regular, healthy dry kibble. Instruct your dog with a consistent voice command such as “sit,” “stay” or “place.” The instant your dog performs the behavior, hit the reward button on the Treat & Train remote control. A tone sounds to tell your dog right…


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Gadgets January 14, 2005 posted by

Soap-a-licious.

The Motion Activated Soap Dispenser. £19.99. Turn your bathroom into an airport restroom in one easy move. Delicious!  No matter how dirty the hands, they never touch the soap dispenser as the infra red motion detectors ensure the soap is dispensed before you (or your mates) have a chance to look for a lever to pull or a button to press. Designed to be used for liquid soaps, shampoos etc only…mounts easily on walls using either screws or sticky pads (both…


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